ABC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 15, 1979
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(Studio) Trial of and chgs. against former prime minister in Shah's regime, Amir Abbas Hoveida, outlined. Iranian government's announcement of censorship re: news items sent abroad stated.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(Iran) Censorship imposed by followers of Ayatollah Khomeini said due to demonstrations by women protesting loss of civil rights; films shown. Govt. position stated. [Deputy information minister Mehdi MOMKEN - (thru interpreter) explains rationale behind censorship.] Censorship evident in television news since Khomeini's takeover detailed, include replacement of women announcers with men. Demonstration by women protesting restrictions on television coverage reported; film shown. Executions the same day, incl. that of Shah's television censor, noted; photograph shown.
REPORTER: Bill Stewart